For the New York Times | By Jonah M. Kessel

"Never before has grinding poverty had such a shiny silver lining. At least that is how the 600 corn farmers who inhabit this remote mountain hamlet in north China are feeling in the weeks since Xi Jinping, China’s new leader, dropped by to showcase their deprivation."

This quick video gives a glimpse into rural life in China, the propaganda machine and the building of a image — a man of the people.

See NYT article "Leader's Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China's Woes" by Andrew Jacobs nyti.ms/14jiKN0

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